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How abandoned torch exposed suspected robber in Katsina

A small torch left behind by a 22 year old suspect, Nura Labaran, after a robbery operation in Katsina State, has led to his arrest.

According to the police, one Lawal Abdul, who resides behind the Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsinma, Katsina State, lodged a complaint that an unknown man recently attacked him in his house with a machete and stick.
Abdul reportedly said his attacker, who held a torch during the incident, allegedly inflicted injuries on his head and hands, after which his attacker made away with his two phones valued at N12,000 but left behind the torch as he rushed out.

It was learnt that the police were able to trace the suspect after retrieving the torchleft behind by the attacker at the scene of the crime.

Labaran was said to have owned up when confronted with the torch by the police.

A sheep was also allegedly found with Labaran, who was unable to give a convincing explanation on how he came about the animal.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Sani Ado, told a Katsina Senior Magistrate Court where Labaran was arraigned for cognizance on Tuesday and that investigation into the case was ongoing.

The presiding magistrate, Hajiya Dikko, adjourned the case till February 11, 2019, for mention.

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